Alzheimer’s disease impacts the parts of the brain responsible for thought, memory, and language. As we age, our odds increase for developing Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia.
While there are some risk factors outside of our control (like age and genetics), others are determined by our lifestyle choices.
Here are some of the potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease.
There are several factors that can increase your risk of dementia, such as age, family history, race, poor heart health, or traumatic brain injury. One concern that has also emerged is the potential link between alcohol consumption and the risk of dementia.
Find out what the research says — and the actions you can take to mitigate your risk.
On average, women in the U.S. have a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer, according to the American Cancer Society. As women age, their likelihood of developing breast cancer also increases. There is no absolute way to prevent breast cancer. However, there are steps that may lessen your risk and aid in early detection.
A healthy body breaks down old bone and replaces it with new bone. In some people, however, more bone is broken down than replaced due to a medical condition called “osteoporosis,” which causes bones to weaken and become more susceptible to breaks. Follow these tips to improve your bone health and enjoy more years of independent living.
Believe it or not, a healthy mouth plays a vital role in maintaining overall wellness and quality of life, especially for seniors. In fact, good oral hygiene helps prevent various dental problems and can even contribute to the prevention of systemic diseases. That’s why the older you get, the more important it becomes to pay attention to your oral health.
If you’ve ever struggled with ongoing restless nights, you’ve probably thought about trying sleep supplements. But with so many supplements that claim to help with sleep difficulties, how do you know which ones actually work? In this blog post, we’ll explore several popular natural sleep aids and explain how they work, how to take them, and any potential side effects they can cause.